Here comes our biannual update ;) This winter, Kurt and I will focus our time and energy on our Un Petit Monde project, we plan to spend a few months in New Mexico. On a recent visit to Roswell (the site of a UFO incident in 1947) Kurt got inspired to photograph a series involving UFOs.
We spent Christmas in Minnesota with the family where we endured frigid temperatures. When we drove south the frigid air seemed to be following us! As far south as Amarillo, in the Texas panhandle, the temperature plummeted in the teens overnight; we woke up to freezing fog.
Our first few days in New Mexico were spent huddling in our van to escape the sub-freezing temperatures. Kurt took advantage of our forced downtime to brainstorm scenes.
Now that the weather has warmed up, Kurt and I are out every other day shooting scenes. At Brantley Lake, Kurt had an idea to photograph a UFO sighting. For this specific scene the UFO needed to appear suspended in mid-air so Kurt used a fishing line and a tripod to do the trick.
Kurt's biggest challenge was to photograph the scene in such a way that the line would be invisible. He tied one end of the line to the flying saucer and the other end to the tripod and suspended the saucer 8 inches away from the vehicle. He focused on the car and shot the scene with a shallow depth of field so the line would be invisible to the eye.